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Amy Adams to star in Netflix’s ‘Hillbilly Elegy’

The second most-nominated living actor to never have won an Academy award Amy Adams, is eyed by streaming giant Netflix, to star in their film adaptation ‘Hillbilly Elegy’.

The Netflix soon to finance and distribute film is based on the book ‘Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis’ by J. D. Vance. The book is a modern exploration of the American dream and three generations of an Appalachian family as told by its youngest member. Along with the author, characters in the story include his grandparents, aunt, uncle, sister and his mother, following them as they navigate legacies of alcoholism, poverty and trauma.

The director’s chair will be taken by Ron Howard, written for the screen by Vanessa Taylor and produced for Imagine Entertainment by Brian Grazer, Howard and Karen Lunder. Julie Oh and Vance are booked to executive produce.

Not much of Amy’s character nor details regarding the start of production and release date for the film is known, but Amy, who scored her sixth Oscar nomination this year with the movie ‘Vice’ will next be seen alongside best actress Oscar winner Julianne Moore, in the thriller ‘The Woman in the Window’ soon to hit theatres.

Amy is repped by WME, Brillstein and Sloane Offer.

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